November 22, 2011

Jeff Rupert has been invited to perform at the Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra conference, on December 15 in Chicago. Performing with the Downers Grove South High School Jazz Band, Rupert will be a featured soloist along with Rowan University’s Dennis DiBlasio. Both Rupert and DiBlasio toured with Maynard Ferguson and currently direct jazz programs at their respective institutions.

Jeff Rupert is a tenor saxophonist, full professor and director of Jazz Studies at UCF, and the founder of Flying Horse Records. His recording credits include performances with Diane Schuur, Mel Torme, Benny Carter’s GRAMMY winning Harlem Renaissance, and Sam Rivers. He has performed at venues include the Blue Note, Birdland, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Tokyo Forum. Rupert also founded The Jazz Professors, whose latest recording charted for 14 weeks and peaked in the top 20 on the JazzWeek national radio airplay chart.